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Ved P. Nanda
Evans University Professor
Thompson G. Marsh Professor of Law
B.A., M.A., 1952, Punjab University, India
LL.B., 1955, LL.M., 1958, Delhi University, India
LL.M., 1962, Northwestern University
Graduate Fellow, Yale University
Professor Nanda has taught at the University of Denver since 1965. In addition to his scholarly achievements, he is significantly involved in the global international law community. He is Past President of the World Jurist Association and now its Honorary President, former honorary Vice President of the American Society of International Law and now its counselor, and a member of the advisory council of the United States Institute of Human Rights. He was formerly the United States Delegate to the World Federation of the United Nations Associations, Geneva, and Vice-Chair of its Executive Council, and also served on the Board of Directors of the United Nations Association-USA. He also serves as an elected member of the American Law Institute and as a council member for the American Bar Association Section of International Law.
In 2006 Professor Nanda was honored with a $1 million founding gift from DU alumni Doug and Mary Scrivner to launch the Ved Nanda Center for International and Comparative Law. The Center began its programming in 2007, hosting programs for the lawyers, students and community participants as well as promoting scholarship in the field of international law.
In February 2004, Professor Nanda was awarded the “Gandhi, King, Ikeda Award for Community Peace Building” from Soka Gakkai International and Morehouse College. In 1990 in Beijing, China, Professor Nanda was presented with the “World Legal Scholar” award by the World Jurist Association. He was also the recipient of the United Nations Association Human Rights Award in 1997. He has received honorary doctorates from Soka University in Tokyo, Japan and from Bundelkhand University, Jhansi, India. He is widely published in law journals and national magazines, has authored or co-authored 22 books in the various fields of international law and over 180 chapters and major law review articles, and has been a Distinguished Visiting Professor and Scholar at a number of universities in the United States and abroad.
- The Future Under International Law of the Responsibility to Protect After Libya and Syria, Mich. St. Int’l. L. Rev. (2013).
- The Contribution of Nongovernmental Organizations in Strengthening and Shaping International Human Rights Law: The Successful Drives to Ban Landmines and to Create an International Criminal Court, Willamette Journal of International Law and Dispute Resolution (forthcoming Fall 2012).
- The Arab Spring, the Responsibility to Protect, and U.S. Foreign Policy – Some Preliminary Thoughts, 41 Denv. J. Int’l L. & Pol’y 7 (2012).
- Climate Change and Environmental Ethics,, Ved Nanda, ed., Transaction Publishers (2012).
- International Environmental Law and Policy for the 21st Century, co-authored with Rock Pring, 2nd revised edition, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers (2012).